Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cub Scout Camp 2011

Earlier this month, The Professor went to a cub scout day camp.  Aside from the heat (80-90+ every day), he had a great time.  They made lots of projects, of course I only got pictures of a few things.  They did lots of activities, marshmallow guns through targets, water guns at each other, etc.  They even had a station called "concoctions".  They made slime, homemade pasta (red), scrambled eggs (green) and ice cream!  Here are some of the projects he came home with...


They decorated a canvas bag, his is a plane, of course. :)

a pinwheel...

Believe it or not, this is a kite!  Also decorated with planes :)  
The green strings are the kite strings.

Overall he had lots of fun.  This was followed up with a ballgame, movie and sleepover at the local minor league baseball ballpark.  He did this with his dad, I'm so not a sleep-on-the-ground person :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Professor's First Communion Part 2

After the Mass, we had family back to the house.  Unfortunately, some were not able to make it due to illness and others were out of town, so it ended up being a small gathering.

The cake...

The Professor's Nana made him a bagful of stuff.  She typed up and framed his favorite scripture and his favorite Psalm.

I was looking around for cake ideas, and I came across a link to an Etsy shop that sells Lego Rosaries!  I *knew* he would love one, and I was right!!!!  He really looks forward to prayer-time now.

My favorite gift of all (even better than the reaction to the Rosary), was a spiritual bouquet my MIL gave him from her lay Carmelite community.  Those wonderful people have offered so many Masses, holy hours, Chaplets, Rosaries, etc I couldn't believe it.  When I asked her when all of these had started being offered, she said "about a month ago".  I was flabbergasted!  The conversion in his attitude and some things that had been happening around here that just stopped out of the clear blue was amazing.  It was an incredible witness to the power of prayer that continues to move me to this day.

It was such a blessed day.  It's wonderful to see the changes that have come to The Professor in just the short time since he began to receive Jesus.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Professor's First Communion

In a beautiful Mass (what Mass isn't beautiful???) about 6 weeks ago The Professor received his First Communion. We've been rather busy since then, so I apologize for not getting pictures up sooner.

He's in the second row, second from the end. As you can see, the church (huge, BTW) was overpacked.  The pews were shoulder to shoulder with kids on laps.  People were standing two or three deep.  More were there for this than Midnight Mass or the Easter Vigil!

Just HAD to fix his jacket during the homily!!!!!!!!!!!

Second row, the one with the glasses :)

I believe the question was :Who wants to go to Heaven?

Not mine, but I thought this was funny.  Mom came chasing this kid down for across the church and the look says, "Awww, mom.  This is so not cool!" ha ha!

He's on the right.

These photos were all taken by the parish's photographer, so I hold no claim to them at all.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Tiny!!!!  We still don't know the gender, nor do we have a name picked out, but we do have a nickname :)  I had an ultrasound last week and thought I would share!

In this one you can see his hand up near his face toward the left and the legs are toward the right.

In about the same position, his hand is toward mid-body.

Back in May, when I was 7 weeks along I had another ultrasound done and forgot to post the pictures.  After this ultrasound we were calling the baby "dot". 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pentacost Sunday

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Week 11.5 (ish) check-up

I had my 11/12 week check-up today.   All went well.   Now I get to go have 50 tubes of blood drawn :(   Probably Friday...   Doctor's happy with my progress and on a very positive and totally unexpected note....we were able to hear the baby's heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I really wasn't expecting it for a number of reasons:
1.   It's still early, being only 11 weeks   and 2 days.
2.   We weren't able to get The Professor's or Doodlebug's heartbeats at the 12 week check-up.
3.   Big belly.

But the doctor was persistent, and through some manipulation of my uterus, we were able to briefly hear it.   He didn't hold it for too long (didn't want to hurt me), so no count, but long enough to hear it!

BTW...he's performed several successful forth C-sections lately.

AND...he was happy to hear about the queasiness!   Said it's a sign of a strong pregnancy.  (I didn't really have any with the other pregnancies)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Ascention of Our Lord

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God,
that we who believe
Thine only-begotten Son our Redeemer,
to have ascended this day into heaven,
may ourselves dwell in spirit amid heavenly things.
Roman Missal, 6th-8th Century